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Timon of Athens: Act 3, Scene 1

Timon of Athens
Act 3, Scene 1

Scene 1

Athens. A room in Lucullus’ house.

  1. Flaminius waiting to speak with a lord Lucullus from his
  2. master, enters Lucullus’s Servant to him.

Lucullus’s Servant

3
  1. I have told my lord of you, he is coming down to you.

Flaminius

4
  1. I thank you, sir.
  1. Enter Lucullus.

Lucullus’s Servant

6
  1. Here’s my lord.

Lucullus

7 - 15
  1. Aside.
  2. One of Lord Timon’s men? A gift, I warrant. Why, this hits
  3. right; I dreamt of a silver basin and ew’r
  4. tonight.—Flaminius, honest Flaminius, you are very
  5. respectively welcome, sir. Fill me some wine.
  6. Exit Lucullus’s Servant.
  7. And how does that honorable, complete, free-hearted
  8. gentleman of Athens, thy very bountiful good lord and
  9. master?

Flaminius

16
  1. His health is well, sir.

Lucullus

17 - 18
  1. I am right glad that his health is well, sir; and what hast
  2. thou there under thy cloak, pretty Flaminius?

Flaminius

19 - 23
  1. Faith, nothing but an empty box, sir, which, in my lord’s
  2. behalf, I come to entreat your honor to supply; who, having
  3. great and instant occasion to use fifty talents, hath sent
  4. to your lordship to furnish him, nothing doubting your
  5. present assistance therein.

Lucullus

24 - 31
  1. La, la, la, la! nothing doubting,” says he? Alas, good
  2. lord! A noble gentleman ’tis, if he would not keep so good a
  3. house. Many a time and often I ha’ din’d with him, and told
  4. him on’t, and come again to supper to him of purpose to have
  5. him spend less, and yet he would embrace no counsel, take no
  6. warning by my coming. Every man has his fault, and honesty
  7. is his. I ha’ told him on’t, but I could ne’er get him
  8. from’t.
  1. Enter Lucullus’s Servant with wine.

Lucullus’s Servant

33
  1. Please your lordship, here is the wine.

Lucullus

34
  1. Flaminius, I have noted thee always wise. Here’s to thee.

Flaminius

35
  1. Your lordship speaks your pleasure.

Lucullus

36 - 48
  1. I have observ’d thee always for a towardly prompt
  2. spiritgive thee thy dueand one that knows what belongs to
  3. reason; and canst use the time well, if the time use thee
  4. well. Good parts in thee!
  5. To Servant.
  6. Get you gone, sirrah.
  7. Exit Lucullus’s Servant.
  8. Draw nearer, honest Flaminius. Thy lord’s a bountiful
  9. gentleman, but thou art wise, and thou know’st well enough
  10. (although thou com’st to me) that this is no time to lend
  11. money, especially upon bare friendship without security.
  12. Here’s three solidares for thee; good boy, wink at me, and
  13. say thou saw’st me not. Fare thee well.

Flaminius

49 - 51
  1. Is’t possible the world should so much differ,
  2. And we alive that lived? Fly, damned baseness,
  3. To him that worships thee!
  1. Throwing the money back.

Lucullus

53
  1. Ha? Now I see thou art a fool, and fit for thy master.
  1. Exit Lucullus.

Flaminius

55 - 67
  1. May these add to the number that may scald thee!
  2. Let molten coin be thy damnation,
  3. Thou disease of a friend, and not himself!
  4. Has friendship such a faint and milky heart,
  5. It turns in less than two nights? O you gods!
  6. I feel my master’s passion. This slave
  7. Unto his honor has my lord’s meat in him;
  8. Why should it thrive and turn to nutriment
  9. When he is turn’d to poison?
  10. O, may diseases only work upon’t!
  11. And when he’s sick to death, let not that part of nature
  12. Which my lord paid for, be of any power
  13. To expel sickness, but prolong his hour!
  1. Exit.
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